I was amazed to see yet again how the area around the Great Red Spot has changed and there appears to be a dark red marking below the (GRS). As all the four main satellite moons of Jupiter were on show orbiting the planet, this is not a shadow transit, so I’m assuming it may be a small active storm.
There is another interesting feature, a large white oval storm in the South Temperate Zone that was not there last year. Usually these white oval areas are quite small, I’m finding this intriguing too. Jupiter is so interesting to observe because its turbulent atmosphere is always changing :-)
Jupiter comes to opposition on the 14th July and is closest to Earth for viewing, it will rise in the east at the same time as the Sun sets in the west on this date.
The image was taken with a Meade LX200 GPS 10 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at prime focus with a ZWO 120 MC-S camera and 3x Barlow lens attached.
An AVI movie with 1200 frames was captured and stacked in RegiStax6 and processed in PS CS4.